Keller @ Large: Bottle Bill Expansion Unlikely To Gain Traction On Beacon Hill

July 25, 2012 12:00 AM
Keller @ Large: Bottle Bill Expansion Unlikely To Gain Traction On Beacon Hill

" BOSTON (CBS) – A measure expanding the state’s bottle law to include water and juice containers has been languishing on Beacon Hill for years.

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Supporters of expanding the Bottle Bill have made it clear they’re tired of waiting for lawmakers to make a move they claim will cut waste, help keep our streets cleaner and ease the pressure on overburdened landfills.

But, one State Rep. believes bottle law expansion is a job killer.

“It’ll be devastating. We just lost 2,600 jobs last month. A jobs bill This is not the right place for this,” said Rep. Rich Bastein of Gardner. “It just gives another incentive for people to continue to drive over the border and drive more business out of the state.”

Another state official disagrees "

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